Re: [ksurf] kite adjustment
- Moved the lines to the next knot on the control bar, and it flew the
way it should. Now that I'm getting comfortable with launching and
landing, a few moretimes of practicing... and it'll be off to the
water to learn how to body drag.
> tighten up your back lines or simply pull down on the bar when this
> and start moving the kite from side to side.
- be careful with a big kite on land. You will be much safer in the water body
dragging. Once in the water avoid trying to stand up and just float, letting
the kite drag you along. It is better, more fun, safer, and closer to the
experience of being on a board.
Next try dragging using only half of the wind window.
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- Going to go body dragging this weekend. I started with a two line 6
foot foil to learn to fly, then moved to a 3.6m quad line that is a
blat to play with. I've taken my 12 and 14 and brought them to
nuetral, and back down to the edge of the wind window a few times on
land, never hooked in of course, only the safety/depower leash.
Right now I have a Naish 4 line bar. I have the loops on the kites
for a fifth line setup. Is it better to convert my existing bar, or
get a new one?
--- In email@example.com, georgeiw@a... wrote:
> be careful with a big kite on land. You will be much safer in the
> dragging. Once in the water avoid trying to stand up and just
> the kite drag you along. It is better, more fun, safer, and closer
> experience of being on a board.
> Next try dragging using only half of the wind window.
> Good luck,
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Hi there
Just at the body dragging stage myself in the UK... cos of my weight
though (300lb) my smallest kite I prefered to water drag with was a
Peter Lynn Guerilla II 9mtr. I loved using this kite in the cannaries
and Cyprus as it was so smooth in the air at turning, ald also very
easy to water re-launch (as long as it wasnt bow tied).
I sold the GII as i never really thought it would be a decent kitesurf
kite due to power to weight factor. I also use an X3 Naish for
dragging and sure do have to keep that baby moving, and very seldomly
have it anywhere near zenith, usually 10 oclock, pulls like a train
I have lessons arranged for the Algarve in April and taking a Naish
TTPRO 134 with 12m X3, 16m V4 and 19 Slingy Fuel. Think the 16 will be
the order of the day though, and DEFFO need to get electric pump for
the Fuel (PHEW)..... Also have a 25m V4 and have flown that ONCE on
land obviously unhooked, blimey 5mph of wind and it was lifting me
straight off my feet, if not a little slowly. Not bad for a 20 stone
bloke. Wouldnt do it again though :o|
Oh I buggy too, with 3, 4, 5, 7.2 Ozone Samurai's + Flexifoil Big Tyre
Just my adventures so far...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cluck1" <cluck1@y...> wrote:
> Going to go body dragging this weekend. I started with a two line 6
> foot foil to learn to fly, then moved to a 3.6m quad line that is a
> blat to play with.